Telecommunication in Macao

Compared to the European Union, Macao is at the forefront of the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +853, there were a total of 2.11 million connections in 2016. Among them were 1.97 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 3.2 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Macao is back. Around 82% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 29% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 327.00 webhosts, Macao is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.


Spread of internet connections in Macao 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Macao 2000 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Macao 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Macao
Total
Macao
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 499,791.41 81.64 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 177,959.00 29.07 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 142,000.00 23.20 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 1.97 m 321.80 % 630.13 m 123.23 %